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Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountian 2002

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy on the nose with notes of black cherry, dried chili, and nuanced tobacco and cigarbox elements. Lean and crisp in the mouth, though fleshing out nicely with some air. This is crisp and focused with fine, ripe tannins supporting a core of black cherry fruit and nicely evolved flavors, Very clean on the finish, more Bordelaise than Napa! Should continue to drink well for another 5 years at least. 91pts

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Juslyn Vineyards:
When British ex-patriots Perry and Carolyn Butler moved to California in 1982, they never dreamed they would own 42 acres of prime vineyard land in the heart of Napa Valley. They arrived in California as high-tech pioneers and founded their own computer company in the San Francisco Bay area. After routine 80-hour work weeks, the couple relaxed during weekend trips to Napa Valley, where they ... Read more
When British ex-patriots Perry and Carolyn Butler moved to California in 1982, they never dreamed they would own 42 acres of prime vineyard land in the heart of Napa Valley. They arrived in California as high-tech pioneers and founded their own computer company in the San Francisco Bay area. After routine 80-hour work weeks, the couple relaxed during weekend trips to Napa Valley, where they were bitten by the wine bug. Dreams of high-tech dominance soon turned to thoughts of returning to the land and grape growing. In 1997, their dream became a reality when Perry and Carolyn sold their computer business and founded Juslyn Vineyards on a site overlooking the renowned Spring Mountain Winery. (The name, Juslyn, is derived from the names, Justine-the Butlers' daughter-and Carolyn.) In 1998, they made their first vintage of Juslyn from grapes purchased from Andy Beckstoffer as they waited patiently for their own vines to mature. Their patience paid in 2000, when they were able to harvest their estate for the first time to produce 80 cases of Spring Mountain cabernet sauvignon. Since then, there has been no turning back. Perry and Carolyn have committed to making the best wine possible in the heart of Napa Valley's acclaimed Spring Mountain District. Having received 90+points from accredited publications like Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (December 2003) and Wine and Spirits Magazine (August 2004), the Butler's are proving that they are on the path of success and truly living the American dream. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountian

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
04/15/2011

Earthy on the nose with notes of black cherry, dried chili, and nuanced tobacco and cigarbox elements. Lean and crisp in the mouth, though fleshing out nicely with some air. This is crisp and focused with fine, ripe tannins supporting a core of black cherry fruit and nicely evolved flavors, Very clean on the finish, more Bordelaise than Napa! Should continue to drink well for another 5 years at least. 91pts




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